HOW TO MAKE a MODED GLUE GUN / Tutorial / DIY

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Introduction: HOW TO MAKE a MODED GLUE GUN / Tutorial / DIY

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6FOlVmOk2A&feature=youtu.be

Step 1: To Do a MODED GLUE GUN You Need!!!

I came up with an idea to customize or in other words to improve my glue gun.

Step 2: A Times It Happens That You Need to Apply Just a Few Drops of Hot Melt Glue Onto Small Details and As a Result Quite Frequently We Apply Too Much Glue!

Step 3: Besides Your DIY Project Doesn’t Look That Presentable) Guys, to Put It Simply, Just Evaluate the Video If You Interested in It!

If you don’t want to wait for your glue in the nozzle to take too much time to get heated, just shorten the nozzle and it will take way less time to heat the silicone.

Step 4: MODED GLUE GUN Is Ready!

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    If you have a glue gun with a removable tip, it might be easier to remove before molding.

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    WHAT WAS THE BRAND NAME OF THE HOT GLUE GUN THAT YOU USED TO MOD, HOW MUCH DID YOU CUT OFF THE GLUE GUN TIP IN ORDER TO APPLY THE OTHER TIP?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS!

    LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU RESPONSE! :)

    Can someone weigh in on why the standard glue gun design doesn't provide for a more stable base? Once I apply glue I often need two hands to attach pieces, and I have to quickly set the tool down. But it's always unwieldy and falling over, mostly due to the weight of the cord. I don't know why the average glue gun design has never evolved to take this into account.

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    A variation of this idea is to use a spring, like you see in soldering iron holders, with a piece of ceramic tile to catch the drips.

    Another cheap n' easy solution is to cut a piece of PVC of appropriate diameter to a stable base. This also works well with drills.

    Glue a rare earth magnet to the base of the glue gun, and place it on a suitable surface - it's worked for me for years. You usually have two hands available when you pick yo the glue gun, if not, screw the metal surface down...

    and that sir, is f-ing clever. I have mine hanging from my powerstrip (above to keep cords from tripping me up) but I still have to watch where it swings.

    thanks for the tip.

    It might be worth mentioning that I also have a block of Post-It Notes beneath the nozzle - when the inevitable glue drips build up, tear off the top one and start afresh...

    Duncan, most brilliant glue gun reply evah!

    ok, now you're just showing off with the ideas. :)

    that's actually pretty darn clever too.

    When you've been 'hacking/making' for 50+ years, you learn to make life easier for yourself...

    Lord knows I have enough magnets. I'll give it a shot. Thanks.

    This is a good idea (and an annoying problem I've wondered about, too). You should make this mod into an Instructable!

    Great idea...Im going to do that to mine... thanks

    kennan, I keep a metal coffee can beside my work so I can drop the glue gun in when I need a free hand.

    Ok, that's a perfect solution for me. Thanks.

    I still say they should design them better.

    I just throw it on the table .nothing will happen to it! the design is simple enough!

    Mine has a mod for that... I removed the standard cable and used a extension wire from a pc, like the one that would normally go from your PSU to your monitor, I cut the male end short and attached the male end to the glue gun on the inside...the female end gets attached to a power plug and now it stands better on its wire stand when in use with no long wire to weight it down.

    Stanley glue guns usually have a wire stand.

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    Hey guy's, a little 'heads up' for the nubies....some inflator adaptors have the output vent on the side of the 'tube' not straight through...I.e exit for hot glue is at 90degs ...just cut it back a little.

    PS for really fine (electronic pcb's) ..carefully pinch the outlet tube for a flat deposit.